A Season of Tending (Amish Vines and Orchards #1) by Cindy Woodsmall (5 Stars)

Scan 131030000Cindy Woodsmall has done it again and she keeps getting better and better.  This is Book 1 and the second book, The Winnowing Season, is out now and I can’t wait to read it.

Rhoda Byler is not your typical Amish young woman.  She senses things.  She has premonitions and the people in the Amish and Englischer communities are not happy with her.  They begin spreading rumors and causing her lots of trouble.  She has an acre on her family’s land and she has the greenest of green thumbs.  She can make anything grow and grow better and longer than anyone around.  But because of her herb garden and how she uses her herbs to help treat illnesses and the rumors associated with her premonitions, she is practically an outcast.

Then in a nearby Amish community, there’s a family who owns King’s Orchards and they are praying for a good crop this year to help out with the bills that have piled up from previous bad seasons.  As you can guess, Samuel King and his brother Jacob, meet up with Rhoda with a business proposal.

I won’t tell you anymore, because you just have to read this book. Since Book 2 is already out, you might as well buy it at the same time, because you’ll want to immediately pick it up and start reading it as soon as you finish A Season of Tending.

Cindy doesn’t write your “typical” Amish fiction.  Her books are just special and I have loved everyone I’ve read so far.

This book is our Women’s Book Club selection for May and we have it in the Media Center.  I will be ordering the sequel, The Winnowing Season, this month.  I can’t wait to read it!!!!

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